Two weeks in Parliament this past month saw the majority Liberal Government continuing to deliver on our Plan with the Major Projects Bill passing both houses. This Bill provides clarity and certainty through coordinated approvals that remain subject to robust and comprehensive process.

On 18 September, Premier Gutwein announced the easing of further restrictions including increased outdoor crowd numbers from 500 to 1000 providing COVID safe plans are in place. He also announced changes to the FIFO worker quarantine restrictions and seasonal worker plan.

In relation to seasonal workers, there are hundreds of jobs available right now ahead of the upcoming planting, production and harvest seasons, and Tasmanians are being prioritised for jobs in the industry. More here and here.

Further, on 2 October, the Premier announced the easing of border restrictions with low COVID states from 26 October.

Although the situation remains ever changing, it is heartening to see cases in Victoria abating. 

Please continue to monitor the situation via the links below.

Through the Roadmap to Recovery, following Our Plan to Rebuild a Stronger Tasmania and with your continued support, let's safely build a stronger Tasmania.

Premier Peter Gutwein on Facebook

Tasmanian Government coronavirus website 

Australian Government coronavirus website  

Australian Government Department of Health website and Facebook

Tasmanian Government Department of Health website and Facebook  

The Australian Government has also developed an app for mobile phones.  The app is available through Apple (iOS) and Android.

WhatsApp information chat service.  You will need to download the app to your phone or your computer.

Aurora and TasWater have also implemented assistance schemes and information is available on their websites


Guy Barnett


Change for a brighter future.